With it being NFL combine week, that means only two more weeks until free agency kicks off, and at that point, NFL mocks across the land will change daily. I wanted to see how a seven-round mock without trades would work at the current stage of the league.
1. Chicago Bears: Jalen Carter DL | Georgia…The Bears are likely to trade down, but Carter is the man they want to build the defense around in the Windy City.
2. Houston Texans: Bryce Young QB | Alabama…Young has it all except prototypical size, but HC Ryans saw first-hand how that is overrated. Young will have the Texans in the playoffs before his option is up.
3. Arizona Cardinals: Will Anderson Jr. EDGE | Alabama…The new regime in Arizona needs a defensive leader with the Watt retirement. Anderson will have a Micah Parson impact.
4. Indianapolis Colts: C.J. Stroud QB | Ohio State…No longer the last stop before leaving the league as a QB. Indy turns the page and gets the ultra-talented Stroud.
5. Seattle Seahawks: Will Levis QB | Kentucky…..Teams do not draft this high often, so when you do, and a franchise QB is available, you take him. Levis will not need to be rushed, with Geno Smith likely holding the spot for the following year.
6. Detroit Lions: Tyree Wilson EDGE | Texas Tech….Keep adding to the defense. Wilson is going to continue to rise up the ranks.
7. Las Vegas Raiders: Anthony Richardson QB | Florida…..Las Vegas needs a franchise QB, and Richardson has the tools just will need some time.
8. Atlanta Falcons: Myles Murphy EDGE | Clemson…The Falcons will load up this free agency period, but adding youth is vital. Murphy is a beast and should contend for DROY.
9. Carolina Panthers: Quentin Johnston WR | TCU…No quarterback is available, so they take the best wide receiver who will be a match-up problem early on.
10. Philadelphia Eagles: Christian Gonzalez CB | Oregon…The Bradberry replacement. Gonzalez has incredible size.
11. Tennessee Titans: Paris Johnson Jr. OT | Ohio State…Strengthens the line to help open those holes for Derrick Henry.
12. Houston Texans: Jordan Addison WR | USC…Favorite weapon for Bryce Young.
13. New York Jets: Peter Skoronski OT | Northwestern…protector for Aaron Rodgers?
14. New England Patriots: Joey Porter Jr. CB | Penn State…..Stud corner, who takes over day 1. Coach Bill likes having players with parents that have played or coached.
15. Green Bay Packers: Michael Mayer TE | Notre Dame….Added wide receivers last year, and now the Witten-like tight end. Jordan Love will love throwing to him.
16Washington Commanders: Devon Witherspoon CB | Illinois….Gives the defense the lockdown corner it desperately needs.
17 Pittsburgh Steelers: Broderick Jones OT | Georgia…..Huge man that instantly makes Pickett better.
18. Detroit Lions: Kelee Ringo CB | Georgia…The Lions get lucky as Ringo slides further than he should and takes over in the defensive backfield.
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Bijan Robinson RB | Texas….Tom is gone, and so is the offensive philosophy. They shift to a more balanced attack, no longer going the rental running back style, and get a true game-changing franchise back.
20. Seattle Seahawks: Bryan Bresee DL | Clemson….This pick is for 2023, and Bresee helps the interior defensive line immensely and should be a day-one starter.
21. LA Chargers: Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR | Ohio State….Keenan Allen is likely on his way out, so Kellen Moore gets a new toy.
22. Baltimore Ravens: Cam Smith CB | South Carolina… An excellent player who will help all levels of the defense.
23. Minnesota Vikings: Emmanuel Forbes CB | Mississippi State…..Long is a talented corner who is a little below the radar to fans but not teams.
24. Jacksonville Jaguars: Deonte Banks CB | Maryland….Jaguars add a big corner to help the team make the next step.
25. N.Y. Giants: Zay Flowers WR | Boston College…Perfect splash player for the team needing impact-type people on the offense.
26. Dallas Cowboys: Jalin Hyatt WR | Tennessee ….Dallas needs speed, and Hyatt checks that box out and then some.
27. Buffalo Bills: Jahmyr Gibbs RB | Alabama…Josh cannot lead the team in rushing, and now he won’t
28. Cincinnati Bengals: Anton Harrison OT | Oklahoma….Keep adding talent to protect the franchise.
29. New Orleans Saints: Nolan Smith EDGE | Georgia. A defense upgrade is needed in New Orleans. If Nolan had been 100% this year, he would have gone much higher.
30. Philadelphia Eagles: Lukas Van Ness EDGE | Iowa….Philly adds youth to the defense as they expect to lose many defensive starters in free agency. Van Ness is a Philly kind of person.
31. Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Downs WR | North Carolina….New weapon for the league MVP. Downs will be an instant hit in this offense.
32. Pittsburgh Steelers: Clark Phillips III CB | Utah
33. Houston Texans: Isaiah Foskey EDGE | Notre Dame
34. Arizona Cardinals: O’Cyrus Torrence IOL | Florida
35. Indianapolis Colts: Dawand Jones OT | Ohio State
36LA Rams: B.J. Ojulari EDGE | LSU
37Seattle Seahawks: Trenton Simpson LB | Clemson
38Las Vegas Raiders: Darnell Wright OT | Tennessee
39Carolina Panthers: Brian Branch S | Alabama
40New Orleans Saints: Calijah Kancey DL | Pittsburgh….keep adding to the defense.
41 Tennessee Titans: Dalton Kincaid TE | Utah…Talented player and a nice option for whoever is at QB.
42Cleveland Browns: Siaki Ika DL | Baylor
43New York Jets: Antonio Johnson S | Texas A&M
44Atlanta Falcons: Tuli Tuipulotu DL | USC
45Green Bay Packers: Keion White EDGE | Georgia Tech
46New England Patriots: Matthew Bergeron OT | Syracuse
47 Washington Commanders: John Michael Schmitz IOL | Minnesota…Day one starter and a twelve-year career man.
48. Detroit Lions: Luke Musgrave TE | Oregon State …Instant upgrade and Goff’s safety net.
49Pittsburgh Steelers: Felix Anudike-Uzomah EDGE | Kansas State
50Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Derick Hall EDGE | Auburn
51Miami Dolphins: Darnell Washington TE | Georgia
52Seattle Seahawks: Will McDonald IV EDGE | Iowa State
53Chicago Bears: Cody MauchI OL | North Dakota State
54LA Chargers: Drew Sanders LB | Arkansas
55Detroit Lions: Mazi Smith DL | Michigan
56Jacksonville Jaguars: Jaelyn Duncan OT | Maryland
57N.Y. Giants: Noah Sewell LB | Oregon
58Dallas Cowboys: Keeanu Benton DL | Wisconsin
59Buffalo Bills: Steve AvilaI OL | TCU
60Cincinnati Bengals: Tyrique Stevenson CB | Miami (FL)
61Carolina Panthers: Andre Carter IIEDGE | Army. Frank Reich is a kind of guy and story.
62Philadelphia Eagles: Zach Charbonnet RB | UCLA…Miles Sanders replacement
63Kansas City Chiefs: Gervon Dexter DL | Florida
64Chicago Bears: Kayshon Boutte WR | LSU..drafted lower than talent dictates. Off-field issues need to be kept in check.
65Houston Texans: Joe Tippmann IOL | Wisconsin …build the wall in front of franchise QB Young.
66Arizona Cardinals: D.J. Turner CB | Michigan
67Denver Broncos: Zach Harrison EDGE | Ohio State
68Denver Broncos: Henry To’oto’o LB | Alabama
69LA Rams: Kyu Blu Kelly CB | Stanford. Talented corner who will help bring youth to the defense.
70Las Vegas Raiders: Julius Brents CB | Kansas State
71New Orleans Saints: Rashee Rice WR | SMU
72Tennessee Titans: Nathaniel Dell WR | Houston
73 Houston Texans: Sam LaPorta TE | Iowa…nice weapon for the new offense in place.
74New York Jets: Jack Campbell LB | Iowa
75Atlanta Falcons: Devon Achane RB | Texas A&M
76New England Patriots: Chris Smith II S | Georgia
77Miami Dolphins: Daiyan Henley LB | Washington State
78Green Bay Packers: Sydney Brown S | Illinois
79Indianapolis Colts: Cedric Tillman WR | Tennessee
80Pittsburgh Steelers: Jaquelin Roy DL | LSU
81Detroit Lions: Hendon Hooker QB | Tennessee … long-term answer who can redshirt this season if needed.
82Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jordan Battle S | Alabama
83. Seattle Seahawks: Eli Ricks CB | Alabama
84. Miami Dolphins: Zach Evans RB | Mississippi
85. LA Chargers: Blake Freeland OT | BYU
86. Baltimore Ravens: Xavier Hutchinson WR | Iowa State…A big target for Ravens QB (insert name)
87. Minnesota Vikings: Marvin Mims WR | Oklahoma…nice add to go with Jefferson.
88. Jacksonville Jaguars: Tucker Kraft TE | South Dakota State
89. N.Y. Giants Andrew Vorhees IOL | USC
90. Dallas Cowboys: Jaylon Jones CB | Texas A&M…Big corner to play opposite Diggs.
91. Buffalo Bills: Jammie Robinson S | Florida State
92. Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Joseph S | Notre Dame
93. Carolina Panthers: Tanner McKee QB | Stanford
94. Philadelphia Eagles: Nick Herbig LB | Wisconsin
95. Kansas City Chiefs: Adetomiwa Adebawore EDGE | Northwestern
96. Arizona Cardinals: Parker Washington WR | Penn State
97. Washington Commanders: Tyler Steen OT | Alabama
98. Cleveland Browns: J.L. Skinner S | Boise State
99. San Francisco 49ers: Luke Wypler IOL | Ohio State
100. N.Y. Giants Garrett Williams CB | Syracuse
101. San Francisco 49ers: Darius Rush CB | South Carolina
102. San Francisco 49ers: Mike Morris DL | Michigan